My name is Kiet Nguyen and I am a second-year computer science student. Although I have lived in Tustin my entire life, I enjoy traveling and have gotten the chance to travel to New Zealand and Italy in the past few years. During my stay in Milan, I had the opportunity to attend Expo 2015 which showed me how food and energy related to sustainability. I chose to become part of the Costa Rica program to expand on this knowledge, become more involved on campus, and challenge myself. I hope to not only learn more about sustainable practices while in Costa Rica, but also to bring back the knowledge I gain after the trip to raise awareness about sustainability issues in our own country. The most exciting part of this program to me is getting the opportunity to be immersed in the lifestyle and culture of a different country. I am looking forward to speaking with the locals in Mastatal as well as seeing different animals and trying new food. Most importantly, I hope to create new memories and stories that I can continue to share for the rest of my life.